The Fifth Foray - a Wild Flower Hunt on Cleeve Hill

Thursday 23/07/15 10:00 - 15:00

Cleeve Common

The Cleeve Hill area is a Mecca for botanists from Gloucestershire and beyond - join our Flower Foray to find out why, with Ellie Phillips (Cleeve Common Conservation Officer) to help guide us.

 Meeting at the Quarry Car Park, we will walk over the agriculturally unimproved grassland of Cleeve Common and the adjacent Butterfly Conservation reserve looking for typical limestone grassland flowers, and with a bit of luck we will find some Cotswold rarities too.

The grassland of the Common is of high nature conservation value, and as such has protected status as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). As we meet some of the rarer and more vulnerable species, we will hear why it is so important to protect this dwindling habitat.

To find Cleeve Hill Quarry Car Park - turn off the B4632 at the summit, signposted to the Golf Club, down narrow track over cattle grid, left and right into car park.

Please wear sturdy footwear as the route may be steep/muddy in places.

No children or dogs please.